Aldous Huxley

1894 - 1963

A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on mind

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A poor degenerate from the ape, Whose hands are four, whose tail's a limb, I contemplate my flaccid shape And know I may not rival him Save with my mind.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: First Philosopher’s Song

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on evolution, failure, fatherhood, friendship, love, and progress

If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons, that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship, love, fatherhood, and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Interview with J. W. N. Sullivan, Contemporary Mind, London, 1934.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on literature, memory, and privacy

Every man's memory is his private literature.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on change and world

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley

Parodies and caricatures are the most penetrating of criticisms.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Point Counter Point, 1928

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on facts

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on facts, nonsense, wisdom, and words

Facts are ventriloquists' dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer nonsense.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on age, children, and genius

Genius is a child up to the age of ten.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on habits and luxury

Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on hell and world

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Maybe this world is another planet's hell.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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